Book Review & Giveaway: the making of nebraska brown by Louise Caiola

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The Making of Nebraska BrownThe Making of Nebraska Brown

The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.

All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to.

The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great book! I didn’t want this one to end. It was like I was on a journey with the main character, Ann Leigh, as she learned about herself. And there were so many twists!

Louise Caiola has a good style of writing. The story goes back and forth between 2002 and 2004 but she made it easy to follow. The one thing that wold have made it more believable is if it had been set a little further in the past. Unwed mothers are so common, and pretty much accepted, these days that it’s hard to believe that parents would get so upset about a pregnancy, especially between two teens who were already engaged.

the making of nebraska brown is a unique story that I would recommend to anyone. I was sorry to see it end and I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.

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LouiseAuthor Louise Caiola

As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.

Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: the making of nebraska brown by Louise Caiola

  1. Louise Caiola February 22, 2014 / 7:11 am

    Many thanks for your review and for featuring my book on your blog! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story.


    • sleepygirl2 February 22, 2014 / 8:42 am

      I did enjoy it. I could really relate to Ann Leigh since I was an unwed mother in the 80’s. Luckily, I had supportive parents which made a big difference.


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